Tag archives for Sweden

I Heart My City: Lars’s Stockholm

Lars Linderoth, who moved to Stockholm in 2000, credits his natural curiosity with helping him to uncover the Swedish capital’s local secrets. “[I] never stop exploring—not on the road, not when I’m in my hometown,” he says. “There is always something to see.” Now a full-blown local, but no less thrilled with his home base, Lars shares his love for Stockholm by blogging about his favorite finds on Spotted by Locals. Here are some of the highlights.

Best of the West: Sweden by the Sea

Forget Nordic noir. I’m on the Bohuslän Coast, puttering between smooth gray granite islands topped by red cottages. This 112-mile stretch from Gothenburg to the Norwegian border on Sweden’s west coast—or the “best coast,” as some call this playland of villages and 8,000 islands and islets—has always been a summertime magnet for locals.

Insider’s Guide to Sweden’s West Coast

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A favorite of the late Ingrid Bergman, the Bohuslän Coast feels a bit like a secret French Riviera. What the high-latitude region lacks in American tourists it makes up for with plentiful seafood and bright seasonal sunshine. Here’s the low-down on visiting this Swedish wonderland.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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The Radar–the best of the travel blogosphere–is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web. Here are our latest picks.

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense in February and March. Here are three stand-out lodges that will get you up close and personal.

Three Reasons to Visit Swedish Lapland

If you’ve got “See the northern lights” on your bucket list, you may want to start planning a trip to Swedish Lapland because NASA is predicting that the strongest solar explosions of the last decade will happen this fall and winter. But that’s just one reason to explore the region. Here are two more.

I Heart My City: Sofia’s Gothenburg

Sofia von Porat is a full-time traveler who shares tips, videos, guides, and inspiration from her adventures abroad on her blog, AsWeTravel.com. Though she’s been all around the globe, something about her hometown keeps calling her back. Here are a few of her favorite things about Gothenburg, Sweden.

The (New + Improved) Radar: Now Every Wednesday

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For those of you who are paying attention, we’re switching it up. A more robust Radar — the best of the travel blogosphere (don’t you hate that word?) — will now be a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.

You can play, too. Simply follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar to help us find the crème de la crème. Here’s this week’s.

Sweden’s Cinderella City

Everyone’s heard of Stockholm, but what about Gothenburg?

If you’re planning a Scandinavian escape this summer, think about hitting Sweden’s idyllic West Coast instead.

Book Excerpt: From the Eyes of the Vikings

RED GLACIER, ALASKA Bergs and boulders form islands of ice and rock in the basin of the glacier. Welcome to the latest edition of Library Fridays, where we share an excerpt from one our upcoming titles from National Geographic Books. I was particularly enthused at just hearing the name of this week’s book, From the…

An Arctic Detour: Hanging with Moose

While road-tripping across northern Sweden with her parents, writer and photographer Lola Akinmade stops by a moose farm a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle. “Can you see them?” whispers Anna-Carin as we make our way through tall blades of yellowish green grass. We wonder what she’s looking at. All we see is grass. Instinctively,…

The Radar: Treehouses, Ice Cream, and Restaurant Grades

Tucked in treetops in the heart of Swedish Lapland is the new Treehotel, which offers chic, eco-friendly treehouses for grownups. Each house has different design — one is covered in mirrors while another is designed to resemble a nest; upcoming tree homes will be designed to look like Legos and a UFO. All are heated…